Tony James Makeup Artist - Celebrity Make-Up Artist based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Professional and creative Make-Up, Hairstyling and Post-Production for Weddings, Fashion Shoots,  Music Videos, TV adverts, Special occasions, Appearances, and more!

SERVICES.

MAKE-UP

Professional and creative Make-Up that is more than a cut above the rest for the following (not limited to): Weddings, High Fashion Shoots, Editorial Shoots, Fashion Shoots, Runway Shows, Music Videos, TV adverts, Special occasions, Appearances, and more!

HAIRSTYLING

Professional Hairstyling to ensure a beautiful all around look is achieved for the following (not limited to): Weddings, High Fashion Shoots, Editorial Shoots, Fashion Shoots, Runway Shows, Music Videos, TV adverts, Special occasions, Appearances.

POST PRODUCTION

Professional post-production of raw images provided by photographers from shoots for the following (not limited to): Weddings, High Fashion Shoots, Editorial Shoots, Fashion Shoots, Runway Shows, Music Videos, TV adverts, Special occasions, Appearances

 
 

about tony.

Before starting my career, I attended the prestigious "London College of Fashion", and as a graduate, I forged a successful career in fashion and beauty that has spanned 25 years.

 

I found myself traveling the world as the creative Art Director (Make-Up Division) of Vidal Sassoon and working with many other creative legends at the top of their professions. One of my greatest pleasures was working for many of the top Editorials (Vogue/Elle/Tattler etc.).

My career continued to flourish when I decided to become self-employed, adopt a manager, and create my own brand as a highly successful Make-Up Artist.

As time went on I worked at many Fashion/Runway Shows for top designers that include Tom Ford, Gucci, and Tommy Hilfiger. One of the most regular shows I was involved in was for Polish designer Arkadius, as the Chief Make-up Artist.

 

My client list ranges from Sir Elton John to Katie Price, and Belinda Carlisle. As well as UK Pop Star Daisy Dares You, click HERE to watch me doing Daisy’s Make Up for the super uber magazine “1883”. 
I also had the privilege of working with several of the top models of our time – from Kate Moss to Yasmin-Le-Bon & Agyness Deyn. 

Whilst traveling the world I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most creative people in the industry - most memorably Hillary Alexander, who was arguably the UK’s top Stylist! In more recent years, I have enjoyed the pleasure of working as a Celebrity Make-Up Artist with the BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing". This involved doing the make-up for the actual live shows, and also all the press and publicity shoots that surround such a large event.

 

After 25 years working as a Celebrity Make-Up Artist based in the city of London, I relocated to the beautiful city of Durban in South Africa.

During my time in Durban, I have had the opportunity to do Make-Up for advertising/billboards for the Durban Fashion Fair. Additionally, I completed the nationwide instore / windows/cash desk advertising & photographic images 2015/2016 summer season for Mr. Price stores throughout S.A. Another notable venture was my involvement with the BIC razor advertising for the whole of AFRICA featuring “The Beast” (Springbok Rugby Player). This also included advertorials in Men's Health Magazine and GQ Magazine.

 

Most recently I have worked on a number of projects with some of the most talented photographers that Durban has to offer like Justin Dallas, David Louw, and Derryn Schmidt. Not to forget the number of bridal shoots across the province of KwaZulu-Natal and various advertising campaigns such as the latest Fry’s TV advert.

2017 brought many exciting new ventures in the music industry, for example, recurring make-up artist to the radiant and beautiful Chloe Clarke - South Africa's "THE VOICE" winner. As well as working with the very talented Musician Zanie Brown in her new and upcoming music promo! 

Many a collaboration has occurred between myself and talented dynamic fashion designer Kathryn Kidger and the brilliant team at Ocean Driven Media. I also had the honor of working with surprise celebrity guest Samantha Landers at Mrs. Universe 2017.

Tony James Makeup Artist - Celebrity Make-Up Artist based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Professional and creative Make-Up, Hairstyling and Post-Production for Weddings, Fashion Shoots,  Music Videos, TV adverts, Special occasions, Appearances, and more!
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